The Paras in Afghanistan

Craig Allen

In 2021, the British Army's 20-year engagement in Afghanistan ended. The Paras had been involved since the earliest days of conflict. In 2008, 2 and 3 Paras were deployed to Afghanistan, fighting the Taliban. With over 200 photos, this book takes the reader on a visual journey, showing the soldiers, their equipment, weapons and vehicles.
Date Published :
August 2022
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Series :
Modern Wars Series
Illustration :
Over 200 color photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781802821864
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.57 X 6.69 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$24.95

Overview
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In 2021, the British Army’s 20-year engagement in Afghanistan ended with chaotic scenes at Kabul International Airport. The Parachute Regiment had been involved since the earliest days of conflict and was there at the end to provide security for the final evacuation. The years of conflict saw the Paras endure some of the toughest operational conditions since World War Two as they confronted Taliban fighters in their Helmand stronghold. In 2008, 2 and 3 Paras were deployed to Afghanistan, fighting the Taliban in areas such as Kandahar and Musa Qala. That summer, they fought the insurgents in the fields and ditches of the Green Zone, always taking the fight to the enemy.

Written by a former Para and battlefield photographer, this book takes the reader on a visual journey from training for this deployment in Scotland to the desert heat of Afghanistan, showing the soldiers, their equipment, weapons and vehicles. With over 200 color photographs, it provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Paras both in battle and going about their day-to-day lives at the bases.

About The Author
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Craig Allen, Ph.D., is a research ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, specializing in ecosystem dynamics. He is the author of ninety-seven research publications, many about tree mortality, climate-change-related drought and stress in the landscape, and ecosystems in the mountain West. A current project is the “Western Mountain Initiative: Response of Western Mountain Ecosystems to Climatic Variability and Change.”

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